February 8, 2011 3:00 AM | timw
Today's collection of independent game links includes more indie game previews, a couple of development updates, and interviews with developers from around the 'net. (image source)
Animate Dead: Frictional Games Interview
"Frictional Games was behind 2010’s most scary game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. By some accounts, the most scary video game ever. We reached out for a few comments on their success and on being an indie developer."
Temple of the Roguelike: International Roguelike Database Updated
"The International Roguelike Database has been updated and now allows you to rate and comment on the roguelikes. There are currently 290 roguelikes on the list."
PlayStation Blog: Chatting About Journey With Thatgamecompany
"Journey is the upcoming PlayStation Network title from the people that brought you flOw and Flower. Here is our conversation with Robin Hunicke, Journey’s producer and Jenova Chen, co-founder of thatgamecompany."
GameSetWatch: Sword of Fargoal Legends Now Out For Mac
"Fargoal has released Sword of Fargoal Legends, its iOS remake of Jeff McCord's classic Commodore 64 game, on the Mac App Store. In this old-school adventure, players explore a randomly generated dungeon, fight 28 different monsters and avoid traps, all in the effort of trying to retrieve the Sword of Fargoal."
Andy Schatz: The Original Monaco was sort of an MMO
"I've pitched Monaco to publishers in different forms over the years. This is a version that includes social features, pitched to GarageGames for their yet-to-be-launched InstantAction portal."
Indie Games Channel: Richard E. Flanagan on FRACT
"Richard E. Flanagan has an extensive portfolio that includes video game design, animation, and even card games. Mr. Flanagan has taken the time to speak with us about the ongoing work-in-progress that is FRACT."
GamePro: 36 Best iPhone Games
"We've sifted through the thousands of games currently available in the iTunes App Store, and have settled on these thirty-six titles to enthusiastically recommend. Some are old, some are new, but all are worth both your time and money."
Quote Unquote: Beau Blyth
"Beau Blyth has slowly but surely made a name for himself with the memorable likes of Fish Face, Action Fist and Shoot First. He has grown comfortable with Game Maker, is uncomfortable that so many of his games have involved shooting so far and is positive about learning more about the craft of development."